Monday, July 23, 2012

$5 Dresser Redo

Last month, our bedroom dresser fell apart.  You know those cheap drawers that the bottoms fall out of all the time?  Yeah.  One of those.  
I was happy to have it go since I've been wanting some new bedroom furniture anyways.
I went on my hunt.  It took a long time to find exactly what I wanted.  And, of course, within budget.  I was determined I'd find something under 40 dollars.  It took too long, I was getting pretty tired of having my t-shirts in a laundry basket.
Then I found it.  A used dresser for $20.  It was solid, and sturdy, and had character!  I was excited!!
My hubby came home with it and said the most beautiful thing:  "it was only 5 dollars."
WHAT?!  Apparently, the owners were moving it when he was on his way and they broke the mirror that came with it.  Goodness, I didn't even want the mirror!!  It was my lucky day!

Anyways, so my five dollar dresser became this:

Here is the before:

I couldn't handle the pear and grape etching, so we filled it with wood filler.

I kept the existing hardware and just painted with a color I had on hand.

After my hubby sanded the whole thing down, he primed the entire thing.

Then painted it 'English Apple'.

I really love it!  The color is bright and bold and it has tons of drawers for storage.

Here are the painted hardware.  I went with a metal color since our room has a lot of metal accents.

And the space where our 'fruit basket' was will never be missed!

SO worth the 5 dollars (plus paint, of course).

Have a fantastic week!

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Our Pinteresting Family said... Best Blogger Tips

What a great deal! I love the color that you have chosen. :) Megan

Claire @ a little something in the meantime . . . said... Best Blogger Tips

What a score! I love the colour your chose and how modern it looks with the fruit basket filled in and painted over :)

Which paint brand is English Apple?

vixen Made said... Best Blogger Tips

@Claire @ a little something in the meantime . . . Thanks!! It's a Canadian company called CIL paint. Hope that helps!

cathywhatisoldisnew said... Best Blogger Tips

Apple green is one of my favorite colors because it is just so happy! Congrats on your awesome find.

Julie said... Best Blogger Tips

This dresser looks AMAZING! Wow, what a fantastic up-cycle! I'd love for you to share this on my Marvelous Mondays party.

Newest follower via GFC. I'd love for you to check out my blog and follow back if you like what you see. :)


Aunt B said... Best Blogger Tips

Looks great! I particularly like the colour you chose for the hardware. great compliment to the green.

Kaysi @ Keeping it Simple said... Best Blogger Tips

I LOVE that green!!! amazing!

mwimp said... Best Blogger Tips

i luv it! i never thot about filling in the etchings that i dont like! very ingenious.

Jeanette said... Best Blogger Tips

What a great idea with the wood filler! Such a great transformation!

Tuula @ The Thrifty Rebel said... Best Blogger Tips

What a fabulous find! That green is gorgeous! I'm now a GFC follower.

Kelly said... Best Blogger Tips

I love how you filled the design in with wood filler. Visiting from TIp Junkie.
Kelly at Little Wonders' Days

Alexandra said... Best Blogger Tips

What a fantastic deal! It turned out so cute too. Stopping by from the Home Stories A2Z link party.

Margaret said... Best Blogger Tips

great work!!

Our Delightful Home said... Best Blogger Tips

Awesome transformation! Love the color choice too.

PS: Thank you for linking up to Show Me What You Got Tuesday's @ ODH via:

Mrs. Delightful

Big D and Me said... Best Blogger Tips

Love the color you choose - I have a piece with all of that etching, I'll have to use wood filler on it - thanks for the idea

Pamela R said... Best Blogger Tips

Wow what a beautiful transformation and such a cheery colour! I am sooo jealous! I have been on the hunt for a nice, solid dresser for my son's nursery but haven't had any luck!

Etcetorize said... Best Blogger Tips

That's quite a steal! Great colour. Thanks for linking up at Etcetorize this week~

Kathie said... Best Blogger Tips

Your dresser is fabulous & only $5!! I have a dresser but it desperately needs painting. Love that color. Would love for you to share this at Gettin' Krafty With It if you would like!

Deidre said... Best Blogger Tips

JAZZY!!! Such a steal!! Great job:)

Carrie @ My Favorite Finds said... Best Blogger Tips

All that bargain hunting was worth it ! This is awesome! Thanks for sharing at our Handmade Tuesdays party.

Kati @ Obscured Flair- said... Best Blogger Tips

that turned out wonderfully!!!

Allyson Butler said... Best Blogger Tips

This looks incredible! Visiting from Show and Share - LOVE the color.

Kathy Penney said... Best Blogger Tips

Wow what a transformation! I have so been wanting to try a furniture redo. Can't beat $5 and some paint for such a gorgeous piece. Found you via Trendy Treehouse.

Janet said... Best Blogger Tips

so stinking cute!!!!

Jill said... Best Blogger Tips

$5!! No way! What a bargain - and a fabulous makeover!!

Thanks for linking to a Round Tuit!
Hope you have a fabulous week!
Jill @ Creating my way to Success

Britni@Hubby Made Me said... Best Blogger Tips

I can't believe this was only $5!! This has to be the greatest cheapest makeover ever! Love that color too. It would look great in my guest room. ;) I'd love if you shared this {and any other posts you'd like} at my Throwback Thursday party. Hope to see you there and awesome job!!

Julie said... Best Blogger Tips

Thanks so much for sharing this AWESOME dresser on Marvelous Mondays! I hope to see you again at next week's party! :)


Christine said... Best Blogger Tips

YAY for wood filler!!!! It totally changed the look of the dresser!! LOVE the color too!!

Thanks so much for sharing this at The DIY Dreamer.. From Dream To Reality! :)

Julie said... Best Blogger Tips

This dresser is one of last week's Marvelous Mondays features! I will be posting the features post later today!


twelve-O-eight said... Best Blogger Tips

Awesome story behind a fabulous redo! The color is amazing, and you have the hubs in the mix looking for a good deal too, very cool :)

Hugs, Tanya

Heidi Fowler said... Best Blogger Tips

Great color! I have some wood furniture I want to repaint, too. I'm glad to see it turn out so well. I'm hosting a linky party "One Creative Weekend" at I'd love for you to visit and link up this idea and/or anything else you'd like to share.

Jessi said... Best Blogger Tips

Wow, I can't believe you got it for $5! What a steal!! And you did such a good job with it, love the color!!


Becolorful said... Best Blogger Tips

I need you to show me your shopping hot spots. :D
Five dollars? Wow and I am crazy for the finished look. So much so that I featured you on this week's Motivated Monday. Thanks so much for linking up. You are my color muse. :D

Tara @ Tales of a Trophy Wife said... Best Blogger Tips

Amazing! I love everything about it:)

Marcie said... Best Blogger Tips

I love the color on this. Great job. I hope you will share it on my linky party!

Kristin @ My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia said... Best Blogger Tips

Gorgeous makeover, love the color!

Heidi Fowler said... Best Blogger Tips

I’m so glad you linked this up at One Creative Weekend! I love it! I hope you'll come back to the party tomorrow.

Ladybird Ln said... Best Blogger Tips

Love this dresser, and the color is perfect! I showed it off tonight at my party!


Kelly @ Here Comes the Sun said... Best Blogger Tips

I love the color! And $5? WOW! Thanks for sharing at Fabulous Friday. I featured you.